ARC Review: Hunting Charles Manson- Lis Wiehl

Title: Hunting Charles Manson

Author: Lis Wiehl

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Pages: 336

Rating: 2/5

When I saw this book on NetGalley, I was so stoked because I’m a huge true crime buff and I figured it would shed some new light into the Charles Manson and the family case, but it was all the same information that has been put out in numerous other books and interviews. 

One of the things that tuned me off was the author and her author’s note about how she was part of the “Christian Tradition” when it comes to the justice, that right there is a biased view and really it wasn’t necessary to put your religious beliefs out there. It made me skeptical to even continue reading. As I continued reading I became more angrier. She decided to not name the victims as they have been everywhere else when she was describing them. And what in the blue is with the censoring of the curse words. I’d like to think we’re all adults here and we can see curse words without having some asterisk being put in place. I just saw that to be childish and unnecessary. 

I wanted to like this book, I really did but, It just didn’t do it for me. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Review: Strangler- Corey Mitchell

Title: Strangler

Author: Corey Mitchell

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

Pages: 373

Rating: 5/5

I picked up this book finally from my own private library and I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to pick it up. Anthony Allen Shore was a sick, twisted, and deranged individual. He used his intelligence, charm, and wit to try and outsmart the police and people around him. This book put me through a roller coaster of emotions and it baffled me that things like this really happened.What really surprised me is how his wife had no clue about what was going on, especially what was going on with her daughters; sickening. I’ve been on a true crime/serial killer binge and I can thank this book for doing that for me.

Original Review Published:10/3/16